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neurofilament

 [noor″o-fil´ah-ment]
any of the slender, fibrillar elements which, along with the neurotubules, forms a neurofibril.

neu·ro·fil·a·ment

(nū'rō-fil'ă-ment),
A class of intermediate filaments found in neurons.

neurofilament

/neu·ro·fil·a·ment/ (-fil´ah-ment) an intermediate filament occurring with neurotubules in the neurons and having cytoskeletal, and perhaps transport, functions.

neurofilament

(no͝or′ə-fĭl′ə-mənt, nyo͝or′-)
n.
Any of the long, fine threads that make up a neurofibril.

neu′ro·fil′a·men′tous (-mĕn′təs) adj.

neurofilament

[noo͡r′ōfil′əment]
Etymology: Gk, neuron, nerve + L, filare, to spin
a cytoplasmic filament approximately 10 nm in diameter occurring in the neurons. It has a cytoskeletal function and may be involved in the intracellular transport of metabolites.

neu·ro·fil·a·ment

(nūr'ō-fil'ă-mĕnt)
A class of intermediate filaments found in neurons.

neurofilament

any of the slender, fibrillar elements which, along with the neurotubules, forms a neurofibril.
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Dephosphorylation of neurofilament proteins enhances their susceptibility to degradation by calpain.
Elevated levels of phosphorylated neurofilament proteins in cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer disease patients.
The peptide composition of Al-induced tangles is chiefly neurofilament protein whereas AD paired helical filaments are composed primarily of hyperphosphorylated tau (a microtubule associated protein) and ubiquitin (12,38,52).
Quantitative studies on aluminium deposition and its effects on neurofilament protein expression and phosphorylation, following the intraventricular administration of aluminium maltolate to adult rabbits.
S100 protein, synaptophysin, chromogranin, neurofilament protein, desmin, and HMB-45 may be variably and focally expressed in ATRTs.
Characterization of the phosphorylation sites of the squid (Loligo pealei) high-molecular-weight neurofilament protein from giant axon axoplasm.
Characterization of a cyclic nucleotide- and calcium-independent neurofilament protein kinase activity in axoplasm from the squid giant axon.
1997; Lee and Cleveland 1996), so it is likely that changes in glial markers (GFAP, MBP) interact with those for development of the neuronal neurofilament proteins.
Simultaneous up-regulation of neurofilament proteins during the postnatal development of the rat nervous system.
Our technique provides a vesicle preparation (vesicles destined for the axolemma) that is free of one of the major contaminants of vesicle preparations: neurofilament proteins.
We gratefully acknowledge Phil Grant for his gift of neurofilament protein antibodies.
A number of immunological studies have shown regional phylogenetic conservation of neurofilament proteins (Chiu et al.